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obligatory backwards gazing for 2013 — Erika Elizabeth, Collapse Board

Bunny’s A Swine have been notably absent in a good number of the assessments by outsiders that Western Massachusetts is the next Olympia/Athens/Chapel Hill/whatever other buzz-bin epicenter with a large university that you can think of – maybe it’s because they’ve quietly released all of their records on their own locally-oriented DIY label, or maybe it’s because their musical allegiances (the early Teenbeat Records roster & heavy drinkers from Dayton, Ohio) don’t fit as neatly into a press-generated narrative of sharing a backyard with the likes of J Mascis & Frank Black. <Read More…>

Thing About 2013 – Bunny’s a Swine – “Calling Out” — Doug Schrashun, The Jazz Face

“Calling Out” contributes to the creation of this theoretical world where we all “get it” because “Calling Out” is a wise album, ableit one made by people foolish enough to call themselves Bunny’s a Swine and play a guitar that only has three strings on it. Fools though they may be, they’ve been at this long enough to have built a view that cuts pretty close to the heart of what most folks who make music or, hell, anyone that’s trying to live some sort of uncertain, non-geopolitical, non-financially-determined dream go through on a daily basis. Doubt, anger, tender sentiment, a longing for stability constantly at war with a fear of boredom, which, let’s face it, is probably just a fear of getting old and sick and having to endure another drive to the emergency room. I realize that sounds dour, and I apologize. Blame that on the fact that it’s nearly pitch black at 5 o’clock here in my living room rather than the music, because “Calling Out” is actually pretty bright in it’s outlook. “TV” and “South Carolina” even seem to present a possibility for a future where everything is fucked up but still ok, which I’m pretty sure is the best anyone is hoping for at this point. <Read More…>

Bunny’s A Swine – “Lasell” (Stereogum Premiere) — Liz Pelly, Stereogum

Over their five years as a band, Bunny’s A Swine’s four full lengths have worked with the trio’s love for moody, urgent storytelling, as translated by the alternating vocals of Emerson Stevens and Candace Clement, who both also play guitar. While the members of Bunny’s A Swine have a knack for sentimental country-inspired ballads, they also seem to be very influenced by the likes of Pavement, Modest Mouse, and the Hold Steady. <Read More…>

Bunny’s A Swine Releases a Couple of Songs and Teases Us All in Five Minutes — Jen Brown, The Bomber Jacket

“TV” is the golden side of the 7″ that serves as a rich introduction for new listeners of Bunny’s A Swine. The song opens with a bright chord progression matched with Stevens’ and Clement’s swapping vocals. The initial set of lyrics captures the theme of the song–the state of being caught in the middle of life, of a relationship, where things have to move forward and change,but it would just be so much easier to stick with the familiar–to stay safe.  <Read More…>

The Deli Magazine Reviews All Day, AlrightDaniel McMahon, The Deli Mag (New England)

Overall, All Day, Alright is immensely entertaining. The band is able to establish a high level of energy and emotion at the start of the record and carry it all the way through the end, making All Day, Alright incredibly hard to turn off after only one song (or one complete listen through, for that matter). <Read More…>

Bunny’s A Swine unveil new record, new label — Nick Curran, Boston Phoenix

Think of how impossible it is to recapture the feeling of listening to a great record for the first time. The music of Bunny’s a Swine conveys that sense of discovery. It’s in their self-aware portrayal of everyday, disturbing mundanity and the down-to-earth earnestness with which they approach their work. It’s the sound of hearing something again as if for the first time — a fresh start, a chance to marvel once more. <Read more…>

Anti-Gravity Bunny Reviews “All Day, Alright”— Justin Snow, Anti-Gravity Bunny

These guys are the shit. They nail the garage pop/alt country thing down to a T without the whole lo-fi scuzz people rely on nowadays. They’ve got killer hooks and momentary explosions of frenzy, but the heart of the beast is in their boy/girl vocals. The dude is a madman, squawking and moaning like he’s being tortured, flopping all over the place, and the girl is sweet as can be, beautiful and smooth.<Read More…>

Allston Pudding Debuts & Reviews New Bunny’s A SwinePerry Eaton, Allston Pudding

There is a particular magnificence to the messes that are Allston basements. Local heroes pluck powerchords right at your fingertips as you are swept up in a mass of sweaty crust-kids and showered in spritzes of PBR foam. Similarly, there is a certain beauty to the buzz of Bunny’s a Swine’s latest single, “Hen House.” The familiar Northampton trio’s new three-chord groove brings the garage to the basement, with two minutes of attack-style fuzz as an homage their favorite Allston landmark. The tune’s uncontained qualities draw similarities to the power-chord vivacity of Tiger Trap’s more notable work. But don’t count out their grasp on the more complex hints of songwriting. <Read More…>

The Ampeater Review: Bunny’s A Swine — Nathan Greenberg, The Ampeater Review

Only when you strip away technical virtuosity and fancy production does it become clear what a band is really made of.  Occasionally you’ll find a band that has a heart beneath the superficial gloss but more often, virtuosity and production mask a disappointing inner void.  So many bands lack genuine substance, which is precisely what makes Bunny’s a Swine so refreshing and, probably, so awkward.  Sincerity can be embarrassing.  Ever wonder why rock stars never smile? <Read More…>

Record Review: Bunny’s A Swine’s Literal Breakfast — Joshua Bottomley, Performer Magazine

Literal Breakfast is a delicious and nutritious six-song slice of folky-alt-pop. Your new favorite band. <Read More…>

Bunny’s A Swine LP Review — Johnny Oh, Wild Honey Pie

Nothing Bad Will HappenBunny’s A Swine’s 13 track LP, is a booze-fueled fun fest that sounds like waking up on a hard-wood floor covered in empty beer bottles. The trio from North Hampton, MA make no effort to hide their regional influences (the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. are all over this jawn) which, admittedly, is perfectly fine with me. A consistent and heart pounding drumming style paired with reverb-filled, bouncing guitar riffs give Nothing Bad Will Happen a uniquely familiar sound reminiscent of the 90s. <Read More…>

Anti-Gravity Bunny Reviews “Nothing Bad Will Happen” — Justin Snow, Anti-Gravity Bunny

These are the songs I’m gonna put on mixes for when my friends come over (the friends who aren’t really into the weird noise/drone shit I so often listen to) and they’re gonna be like “OMG what is this it’s fucking great make me a copy i’m gonna put this on my ipod and listen to it everywhere i go and learn all the words and be their biggest fan ever thank you so much justin for turning me on to this amazing stuff.” And I’ll be their hero. <Read More…>

Bunny’s A Swine: Lo-Fi, High ClassSameer Naseem, Let’s Get Tight

The thing I like the most about this album is that the music is spot on. Although it may be considered to have a more “low-fi” sound, it actually has the chops. This band isn’t hiding lack of ability in the low-fi, they are harnessing the crunchy low-fi sound to do big things. There’s fills with guests playing instruments that broaden the sound and add a lot to the tracks. This is definitely a talented three piece band that can do a lot with what they have. <Read More…>

A Not-Unbiased-Record ReviewSteve Waxsman, The Metal/Punk Continuum

…The band’s proclivity for floating bursts of guitar noise is more reminiscent of the likes of Pavement and at times Sonic Youth. If this sounds like a band that wears its influences on its sleeves, well … is that a bad thing? Not to me, at least not when those influences are great and are all combined in a way so that they’re mixed together with a lot of creativity. This isn’t an album where there’s one song that sounds like Pavement and another that sounds like GBV. It’s an album where the influences merge on every track to make for a band that is more than the sum of its record collection. <Read More…>

Bunny’s A Swine celebrates 13-song debut CD – Ken Mauri, Hampshire Gazette

Bunny’s A Swine are kindred spirits with emotive, raw ’90s bands like Sleater-Kinney and Tizzy; with drummer Dustin Cote keeping a steady backbeat, Stevens and Clement’s guitars and vocals alternately cooperate or go on the offensive, like arguers trying to be heard. One of the album’s catchy highlights, “Whiskey Lotto,” finds the two singers dueling with different lyrics – Stevens’ desperate vocals burst distorted in your left ear then Clement rejoins in the right – but they team up to wail the words “so won’t you lay off me” with a throat-straining harmony. <Read More…>

Year of the BunnyMatthew Dube, The Valley Advocate

Now the troupe can add the release of its first proper album, Nothing Bad Will Happen, comprised of 13 slices of jangly pop bliss that explore relationships, topical events and the music-making process itself. The band’s bass-less, two-guitar attack and call-and-response, boy/girl vocals nestle nicely in a production style that perfectly suits their craft: not too overdone, not too lo-fi. Listening to Nothing Bad Will Happen is like turning on a great local college radio station and hearing your new favorite band come bursting out of the speakers for the first time. <Read More…>

Swine Flu Rock The Valley Advocate

Northampton rock trio Bunny’s A Swine has some valuable advice for other local groups: “Having a song named after a movie star is great for Google hits,” says guitarist and singer Candace Clement. “That’s a freebie from us to other up-and-coming bands. Having a pandemic associated with your name also helps.” <Read More…>

Clubland: (Show)down in the ValleyThe Hampshire Gazette

And yet Bunny’s a Swine won that week’s competition, almost unanimously among the judges and the audience. The trio’s unique makeup (which includes a three-string electric guitar and a six-string electric, both run through homemade effect pedals), its raw male-female harmonies from Clement and fellow guitarist Emerson Stevens, and their energized, edgy indie-rock attack struck a chord with a lot of people in the room. <Read More…>

“Nothing Bad Will Happen” review – Maximum Rocknroll (Issue #326, July 2010)

Not sure if this is even reviewable here. Nothing about it sounds punk, even in really broad terms. It’s just really dreary indie-pop. Slow and sleepy, maybe influenced by the likes of Guided by Voices or something. (Band note: This is probably our favorite review ever. That’s not a quote, that is the review in its entirety. We also made one of their top ten lists in that issue.)